The well-known British-Asian industrialist, philanthropist and life peer Sir Gulam Noon has passed away at the age of 79. Known as the “Curry King of Britain”, Mumbai-born Sir Gulam was best known for his association with Southall, the area of West London home to a large Indian community. His was …Read More »
The world's shortest man has died in American Samoa, aged 75.
Nepalese national Chandra Bahadur Dangi died on Thursday of an undisclosed illness at a medical centre in Pago Pago, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Mr Dangi, at 54.6 centimetres, held two Guinness World Records — the world's shortest man and the shortest person ever recorded.
The Guinness Book of Records officially recognised his records on February 26, 2012.
Until then, Mr Dangi had reportedly never left his remote Nepali village of Reemkholi in Dang district, more than 500 kilometres from the capital Kathmandu.
Since the awards, Mr Dangi travelled the world, sometimes with the world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen, who stands at 2.51 metres.
He had been touring the South Pacific since early this year with Samoa's Tupa'l Bruno's Magic Circus.
The American Samoa hospital where Mr Dangi was admitted several days ago said he was undergoing treatment but did not give the cause of death.
Earlier this year he was hospitalised in Samoa, reportedly with pneumonia.Read More »
One of Britain’s most renowned and revered Sikhs – Daljit Singh Shergill, former president of the Smethwick Gurdwara, Britain’s first – has passed away.He was aged 70. The formidable and imposing Daljit Singh, affectionately known as Shergill Sahib, was born into a Sikh family in the Punjab and migrated to …Read More »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led tributes for the acclaimed character actress Zohra Sehgal who passed away at the grand old age of 102 on Thursday. Mr Modi wrote on his Twitter account: “Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her …Read More »
Indian actor Farooq Shaikh, the plump, unlikely hero of scores of Bollywood films, has died. He was 65. Reports say that Shaikh suffered a heart attack Friday in Dubai, where he was visiting with his family. Shaikh’s film career began on a high note with the 1973 new wave film …Read More »